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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Rated 3.0/5

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2.7/5

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, located in NY, was ranked #41 out of 310 ranked universities in the US in 2016.

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www.rpi.edu 110 8th St Troy NY 12180-3590 (518) 276-6000
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37%

In the school year, 18,602 applicants applied to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Out of which 6,976 of the applicants were admitted and 0 enrolled.

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School Reviews (50)


Internet

Rated 3.7/5

Campus

Rated 3.9/5

Library

Rated 3.6/5

Happiness

Rated 3.8/5

Clubs

Rated 4.2/5

Location

Rated 3.9/5

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Rated 3.3/5

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Rated 2.8/5

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Rated 4.3/5

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  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Some issues with college administration, food and grade deflation, but still definitely worth it Teachers are a hit or miss. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Girls that are 5's think they're 8's, parties are whack with drinks that are watered down af. Do not expect to have much of a social life at RPI and expect late nights. Classrooms are old and outdated and make taking exams difficult. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I have a respectable GPA and am involved with many clubs on campus and am disappointed with the few internship and job opportunities I have received given what I was told during the admissions process. The administration is seriously messed up. They jack up tuition whenever they feel like it. Most of the professors are only temporary, so the school doesn't have to pay them as much as the few tenured professors. Classes are awful with 100+ students in most classes for the first two years. Don't go if you're not an engineer. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    RPI definitely isn't like your typical college it's heavy on the academics and pretty sparse on the social scene. However, the professors are all very bright, and the research programs are great if you are a graduate student. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    RPI is a good school strictly for academics, although the professors can have strong accents and be hard to understand. RPI is expensive and doesn't have a strong social scene. Students tend to be very introverted. There is almost no school pride and many students enroll after they don't get into their first choice. I have since transferred. If you're anything else, find someplace better. Many other departments are an after thought to the engineering school and don't have any of the resources or opportunities you would find at any other school of similar prestige or cost. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Challenging classes with nothing to offer in your downtime. Join clubs and Greek life if you want to enjoy your time on campus. The School is excellent and the staff is helpful. Make friends with upper classmates and work in groups to help you survive. They provide great resources to help especially in freshmen year with mentor programs for certain classes. Just ask around for recommendations for things like professors, dorms, textbooks, food, etc., people generally want to help you succeed. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Opportunities are golden. Extremely rigorous yet rewarding. RPI challenges even the best students and I am so glad I decided to come here. The Student Body (centered around the Union, Greek Life, and D1 hockey) is very connected and uniquely student-run. There are insane amounts of opportunities to get involved on campus and everyone does.... There's a ton of good food around off campus, social scene is really good parties are really accessible, especially if you are a girl. Courses are interesting, but some can be crazy difficult. So far I'm maintaining Dean's List and still have a boyfriend and job and social life. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love the nerdy vibe at RPI, and how people of very different backgrounds and interests can explore their passions and find new opportunities here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Overall, great school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great University that offers many opportunities ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Amazing professors and courses. Professors are great and very helpful. The career service is top notch. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    RPI is a great school for academics, so many opportunities available, you just have to find them. Town is below average and food is sub-par. No reason to fail since all there is to do is study. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    RPI is only worth it if you're an engineering or science major. All other majors are neglected and the facilities are absolutely horrendous. You can get a better experience for much less somewhere else. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    A nerdy vibe that I like a lot, people are pretty friendly, sometimes there aren't many social activities besides partying Change the world ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Beautiful but VERY hilly campus. Good luck getting paperwork done. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The school has a good educational reputation. However, your social life and your happiness is screwed in this school. Do not put this institute as your first priorities unless you are somebody who does NOT enjoy socializing with people. The place that this school is located (Troy, NY) is one of the creepiest places in USA (Just google the city!). Almost no building anywhere on campus has air conditioning the school's LMS site is down constantly a chunk of professors are terrible and the administration is bloated and inept, to say the least. Almost every casual conversation with students is about how awful RPI is for its cost. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Why not change the world? Beautiful grounds and good classes. Highly suggest this school for Comp Sci, science, engineering, or IT. If you can't handle a lot of work and hard classes though don't come here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    RPI is a really good fit for me. I have a lot of friends and am challenged by academics, but nothing is out of the realm of being doable. The campus is beautiful. Love the upstate NY weather. Nerd culture is alive and thriving! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The school is great- if you like putting your nose to the grindstone and spending most of your free time studying. this one cost me 4 years. Pick another school, any other school. You will pay to teach yourself in 85% of your courses. Professors can be mean and simply are not good teachers. They are intellectuals who are interested in their research. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    RPI is really good if you're an engineer. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    For all the money tuition takes, this school is utter garbage. What was I thinking&#63 Better off partying at Albany or going upstate to the other state schools. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great engineering school!!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I really enjoy it here. There is an abundance of things to do, people that are always nice and helpful, and social events, activities, clubs, and plenty of room for you to make your own sphere. GO RED. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Great people and clubs. There are plenty of parties, although they're less parties and more professional drinking gatherings. As the old saying goes, RIP at RPI ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Mostly nice place surrounded by a really bad neighborhood next to a downtown that was once booming and now is slummy. High reputation and a lot to live up to. Small cla sizes. Heavy but satisfying workload. Difficult courses but the weekends make up for it. Social scene is relatively small for school size, but it is there and it is FUN. A LOT of outreach and help in every class and every major. A car helps, but is not necessary, and parking's a bit tight anyway. Lots of opportunities if you make them. The friends you make there are absolutely with you for life (I'm 19 years out.) Make friends quick and get on hockey line! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    You will learn a lot, but you will be worked to the ground That being said, the school is really well respected by employers and you can certainly find things to do on the weekends, you just have to put yourself out there. Overall, it's a great school if you don't mind working hard. For many classes, they basically make you struggle as hard as you can and then even out the grades at the end. But that work ethic is what gets you a job afterwards. Socially, RPI is what you make of it. Everyone can find friends to relate to, but not by sitting in your room all day. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    People think Troy is scary but it's really not. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    RPI has a great reputation with strong programs, but it's plagued with bureaucracy. Here no stupid required humanities one only has to take a few of their own choosing so the school stays accredited. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great place to learn like you have never learned before, lots of work, some hard, some easy, but ample time to do your own thing. If you want to party, you can. It's not hard to find parties before the year starts, but being in Greek Life helps a lot. Classes are pretty hard and I'm still surprised that RPI is ranked so when 75% of the class of 2018 was in the top 10% of their high school class But if you stay on campus it is safe and beautiful. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I liked it but it could've been better. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Go to RPI and it will prepare you for a wide variety of STEM careers if you are willing to put in the effort. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great school, challenging but rewarding Challenging academically. Student body is a little nerdy but its easy to find your niche. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A great school overall I love it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love it here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This school is culturally diverse, and has so many opportunities if you go after them. Lots of people seem really stressed, but it seems like they came here that way. Great opportunities are abound and some of the clubs rock and many people are in greek life, but not me. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Typical competitive engineering school It is A LOT of hard work (arch student speaking here) but the satisfaction you get from it is truly rewarding. I love the campus and the people I've met here. If you're not afraid to bring out your inner nerd a little then definitely consider RPI ! Great and challenging learning experience. Excellent experiences and resources for any student wanting to become and entrepreneur. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Building a bunch of stuff they don't need ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Really great if you want to succeed as an engineer. Food could be better, but the staff is caring and really wants you to see you go as far as you can in your future career. Whether an engineering, a business major, an architect, HASS, or science, this campus is a place a lot of people would love to call home. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    RPI will push you past your limits. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great school. The people make it what it is. The Union also has one of the most vibrant student communities in the country (funded and run by students), and while not every professor is amazing, the school has a healthy share of real gems. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The area around campus can be dangerous. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It would be nice to focus more on teaching instead of neglecting students for research. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Coming to RPI was the best decision I've ever made. There are hockey games which are always fun to go to, and there are plenty of clubs to join. The professors are ok, although you may get a few that are a little difficult to understand, and come to RPI prepared to have homework, but I would not change my attending RPI. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Very well-respected engineering school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Food is pretty awful to be honest, but you can get a lot out of this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It's a really nice school all around, and the education is top-notch. Everyone here is so nice and friendly. Even the professors are very approachable if you have a question. The classes are challenging, but that's because you're actually learning difficult stuff. There are plenty of resources to get help if you need it too. I can honestly say I love it here. Maybe the ranking will say something else, but its a better undergrad engineering school than Cornell, CMU, Princeton. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Extremely hard school. Definitely a lot of work, but it's worth it in the end. You might have to work a little to have a social life, but if that's your primary concern then this isn't the school for you. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A very good school for studying A great place if you are into math and science. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Go to rpi is my best decision ever. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is an awesome school Love the school. ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Some issues with college administration, food and grade deflation, but still definitely worth it Teachers are a hit or miss. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Girls that are 5's think they're 8's, parties are whack with drinks that are watered down af. Do not expect to have much of a social life at RPI and expect late nights. Classrooms are old and outdated and make taking exams difficult. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I have a respectable GPA and am involved with many clubs on campus and am disappointed with the few internship and job opportunities I have received given what I was told during the admissions process. The administration is seriously messed up. They jack up tuition whenever they feel like it. Most of the professors are only temporary, so the school doesn't have to pay them as much as the few tenured professors. Classes are awful with 100+ students in most classes for the first two years. Don't go if you're not an engineer. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    RPI definitely isn't like your typical college it's heavy on the academics and pretty sparse on the social scene. However, the professors are all very bright, and the research programs are great if you are a graduate student. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    RPI is a good school strictly for academics, although the professors can have strong accents and be hard to understand. RPI is expensive and doesn't have a strong social scene. Students tend to be very introverted. There is almost no school pride and many students enroll after they don't get into their first choice. I have since transferred. If you're anything else, find someplace better. Many other departments are an after thought to the engineering school and don't have any of the resources or opportunities you would find at any other school of similar prestige or cost. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Challenging classes with nothing to offer in your downtime. Join clubs and Greek life if you want to enjoy your time on campus. The School is excellent and the staff is helpful. Make friends with upper classmates and work in groups to help you survive. They provide great resources to help especially in freshmen year with mentor programs for certain classes. Just ask around for recommendations for things like professors, dorms, textbooks, food, etc., people generally want to help you succeed. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Opportunities are golden. Extremely rigorous yet rewarding. RPI challenges even the best students and I am so glad I decided to come here. The Student Body (centered around the Union, Greek Life, and D1 hockey) is very connected and uniquely student-run. There are insane amounts of opportunities to get involved on campus and everyone does.... There's a ton of good food around off campus, social scene is really good parties are really accessible, especially if you are a girl. Courses are interesting, but some can be crazy difficult. So far I'm maintaining Dean's List and still have a boyfriend and job and social life. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love the nerdy vibe at RPI, and how people of very different backgrounds and interests can explore their passions and find new opportunities here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Overall, great school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great University that offers many opportunities ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Amazing professors and courses. Professors are great and very helpful. The career service is top notch. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    RPI is a great school for academics, so many opportunities available, you just have to find them. Town is below average and food is sub-par. No reason to fail since all there is to do is study. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    RPI is only worth it if you're an engineering or science major. All other majors are neglected and the facilities are absolutely horrendous. You can get a better experience for much less somewhere else. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    A nerdy vibe that I like a lot, people are pretty friendly, sometimes there aren't many social activities besides partying Change the world ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Beautiful but VERY hilly campus. Good luck getting paperwork done. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The school has a good educational reputation. However, your social life and your happiness is screwed in this school. Do not put this institute as your first priorities unless you are somebody who does NOT enjoy socializing with people. The place that this school is located (Troy, NY) is one of the creepiest places in USA (Just google the city!). Almost no building anywhere on campus has air conditioning the school's LMS site is down constantly a chunk of professors are terrible and the administration is bloated and inept, to say the least. Almost every casual conversation with students is about how awful RPI is for its cost. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Why not change the world? Beautiful grounds and good classes. Highly suggest this school for Comp Sci, science, engineering, or IT. If you can't handle a lot of work and hard classes though don't come here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    RPI is a really good fit for me. I have a lot of friends and am challenged by academics, but nothing is out of the realm of being doable. The campus is beautiful. Love the upstate NY weather. Nerd culture is alive and thriving! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The school is great- if you like putting your nose to the grindstone and spending most of your free time studying. this one cost me 4 years. Pick another school, any other school. You will pay to teach yourself in 85% of your courses. Professors can be mean and simply are not good teachers. They are intellectuals who are interested in their research. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    RPI is really good if you're an engineer. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    For all the money tuition takes, this school is utter garbage. What was I thinking&#63 Better off partying at Albany or going upstate to the other state schools. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great engineering school!!! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I really enjoy it here. There is an abundance of things to do, people that are always nice and helpful, and social events, activities, clubs, and plenty of room for you to make your own sphere. GO RED. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Great people and clubs. There are plenty of parties, although they're less parties and more professional drinking gatherings. As the old saying goes, RIP at RPI ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Mostly nice place surrounded by a really bad neighborhood next to a downtown that was once booming and now is slummy. High reputation and a lot to live up to. Small cla sizes. Heavy but satisfying workload. Difficult courses but the weekends make up for it. Social scene is relatively small for school size, but it is there and it is FUN. A LOT of outreach and help in every class and every major. A car helps, but is not necessary, and parking's a bit tight anyway. Lots of opportunities if you make them. The friends you make there are absolutely with you for life (I'm 19 years out.) Make friends quick and get on hockey line! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    You will learn a lot, but you will be worked to the ground That being said, the school is really well respected by employers and you can certainly find things to do on the weekends, you just have to put yourself out there. Overall, it's a great school if you don't mind working hard. For many classes, they basically make you struggle as hard as you can and then even out the grades at the end. But that work ethic is what gets you a job afterwards. Socially, RPI is what you make of it. Everyone can find friends to relate to, but not by sitting in your room all day. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    People think Troy is scary but it's really not. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    RPI has a great reputation with strong programs, but it's plagued with bureaucracy. Here no stupid required humanities one only has to take a few of their own choosing so the school stays accredited. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great place to learn like you have never learned before, lots of work, some hard, some easy, but ample time to do your own thing. If you want to party, you can. It's not hard to find parties before the year starts, but being in Greek Life helps a lot. Classes are pretty hard and I'm still surprised that RPI is ranked so when 75% of the class of 2018 was in the top 10% of their high school class But if you stay on campus it is safe and beautiful. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I liked it but it could've been better. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Go to RPI and it will prepare you for a wide variety of STEM careers if you are willing to put in the effort. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great school, challenging but rewarding Challenging academically. Student body is a little nerdy but its easy to find your niche. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A great school overall I love it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love it here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This school is culturally diverse, and has so many opportunities if you go after them. Lots of people seem really stressed, but it seems like they came here that way. Great opportunities are abound and some of the clubs rock and many people are in greek life, but not me. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Typical competitive engineering school It is A LOT of hard work (arch student speaking here) but the satisfaction you get from it is truly rewarding. I love the campus and the people I've met here. If you're not afraid to bring out your inner nerd a little then definitely consider RPI ! Great and challenging learning experience. Excellent experiences and resources for any student wanting to become and entrepreneur. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Building a bunch of stuff they don't need ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Really great if you want to succeed as an engineer. Food could be better, but the staff is caring and really wants you to see you go as far as you can in your future career. Whether an engineering, a business major, an architect, HASS, or science, this campus is a place a lot of people would love to call home. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    RPI will push you past your limits. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great school. The people make it what it is. The Union also has one of the most vibrant student communities in the country (funded and run by students), and while not every professor is amazing, the school has a healthy share of real gems. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The area around campus can be dangerous. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It would be nice to focus more on teaching instead of neglecting students for research. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Coming to RPI was the best decision I've ever made. There are hockey games which are always fun to go to, and there are plenty of clubs to join. The professors are ok, although you may get a few that are a little difficult to understand, and come to RPI prepared to have homework, but I would not change my attending RPI. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Very well-respected engineering school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Food is pretty awful to be honest, but you can get a lot out of this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It's a really nice school all around, and the education is top-notch. Everyone here is so nice and friendly. Even the professors are very approachable if you have a question. The classes are challenging, but that's because you're actually learning difficult stuff. There are plenty of resources to get help if you need it too. I can honestly say I love it here. Maybe the ranking will say something else, but its a better undergrad engineering school than Cornell, CMU, Princeton. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Extremely hard school. Definitely a lot of work, but it's worth it in the end. You might have to work a little to have a social life, but if that's your primary concern then this isn't the school for you. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A very good school for studying A great place if you are into math and science. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Go to rpi is my best decision ever. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is an awesome school Love the school. ...Continue reading

Professor Reviews (30)


  • Class rating 5/5
    A little awkward, and boring lectures, but not too hard to do well on the exams. If you go to lecture and pay attention, you will learn Diff Eq. Otherwise you will not do well. Felt like I had actually learned by the end of the class, which is very rare among other professors for this course. He's kinda awkward but super nice and his tests have a lot of extra credit. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I found Kramer's lectures to be SO BORING. Could not stay awake in class. He is so smart, but he sometimes goes on and on about things that we don't need to know, and he admits that we don't need to know that! I did not do well on his test and that's what your final grade is based on. He's smart, but I wasn't convinced he should be teaching a class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Casey is one of, if not THE, nicest professors at RPI. He cares a lot about his students and tries to talk to us about things we're involved in. He's not necessarily an easy grader but he does give really great feedback and he's flexible with deadlines (to a point). Casey is a funny and engaging lecturer. A+ teaching. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I had professor Taylor for thermals and fluids. he is a good teacher. his tests are kind of difficult because he doesnt let you use crib sheets but he makes them pretty straightforward. As long as you study the lectures you should be ok. He seems to care about the students and is a nice person. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I took differential equations with Lvov last semester. As many have said, he's very Russian. He has a slight accent, but he's easy to understand. He tells a lot of dumb jokes and gives a lot of extra credit. I didn't have any mandatory homework in the class I took. Attendance was mostly optional, but for a few days he tried to take attendance. His homework answers online are wrong but other than that I can't complain. He's really funny and very Russian but not hard to understand. If you do the online homework and go to lecture the exams are really easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I asked for help once on a project and he was extremely rude. I knew that there was a simple answer but no one in my group could figure out what what he was asking so when I asked for clarification he scoffed at me and treated me as if I had no right to ask him a question. He knows the subject matter but he does a very poor job of teaching it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This was his first time teaching the course and he seemed out of touch with the class. He used another teacher's powerpoints and tended to simply click through them during lecture rather than explain and do problems out himself. Much better if you ask him questions directly. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Had him for diff eq. Spends too much time on theory and not enough doing examples. Homework with problems out of left field that he didn't go over at all in lecture. Textbook not very helpful. Also throws in test questions that you were given no related problems on homework. Not recommended. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The man the myth the legend.... We are talking about the wonderful man named Omar. He brightens my 8ams with his use of dank memes. He definitely teaches the material well and tries his best to answer all questions. I love this man. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Jenkinson was a solid teacher for differential equations. Lectures were pretty boring but he actually works out a lot of example problems which is useful. Weekly quizzes are pretty easy. Tests you may need to study for but he offers you a crib sheet. Likable guy and easy to approach because he is young. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Jenkinson is so easy. Just show up, take notes, do the homework, and you'll get an easy A in this course. Also, he's really hot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He was awesome, super great teacher and passionate about what he was teaching. The man is an inspiration to his students. Tests are fair, and you must keep up with assignments as they come in order to succeed. Expectations are clear: show up, participate and do the work. Keep doing you professor Pindaro. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Mike is my favorite professor ever! He cares about all his students and would do anything for them! He's so passionate and loves what he does. You're so lucky if you get the chance to take his class. OOO ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The professor taught Intro to Differential Equations again and last time is 2006 (10 years ago). He gives solid lectures and really cares about the material! Hes an energetic guy so be ready for that but overall awesome teacher! go to recitation for sure. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Extremely rude and dismissive when I came in to ask questions. Questioned if I even care about my grades, even when I came in to ask clarifying questions. Is overall a difficult human being to communicate with on a one to one level. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Really good class. The greatest part is his lecture, because it is extremely clear with almost all the words he has said written down on the projector. The exams are easy and number of questions is very small (110 min for only around five problems). Class is fast-paced. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Decent professor for DiffEq. Lectures are straightforward and well-explained as long as you pay attention. Homework (from the book) is not mandatory, but since the quiz questions are taken from the homework it is a good idea to do it. My only complaint is that it can be difficult to know when to do which homeworks. You can tell that he truly enjoys his field when he's teaching. Although some of the things he teachers aren't relevant to the test, it gives depth to your learning which helps to remember what he teaches for longer periods of time. He is very fair, and cares about his students. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is an amazing person and a great professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's actually a really good professor, he answers any questions in class and explains things well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good teacher, class is pretty entertaining plus he is a very young teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    You will want to show up to this class every day. Such a great clarity in lectures and a genuine industry expert with decades of experience of what he teaches in class. I would recommend this Professor's classes for all future MGMT students who needs to take a course on Data Management. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Good guy, not a good teacher. He basically teaches out of his textbook which is mediocre at best. I would normally be fine with reading but there are mistakes and examples lack clear explanations. While Plawsky does seem interested in teaching, the way he teaches the material makes things harder than they should be. Consider using Learn ChemE. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Class is easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    25% homework, 25% test 1, 25% test 2, 25% final. He puts up the lectures online so you can refer back to them later, and he goes over a bunch of example and homework problems in class which is helpful. Not a hard class, just pay attention in class and take notes. Tells you exactly what will be on the tests. Homework is absolutely mandatory but he goes over almost all the assigned Q's in class as examples. Really nice guy. Lectures are boring but it's honestly the subject matter rather than the professor's fault. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Easiest class I took my first semester here. He's a really good guy, and he teaches the material and tests on the material as difficult as anyone I've heard of, but class averages are generally low. He has huge curves at the end though, so you'll probably get the grade you want even if you are expecting the worst. Lectures are fairly unorganized and often contain mistakes. Suggested homework is nicely organized. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The smartest and best professor ever. He draws awesome pictures, and he makes really subtile jokes that are SO FUNNY if you can puck on them. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Had Plawsky for Transport Phenomena 1. Breezes over the material expecting everyone to know it already. Homework and exams were hard, sometimes unfairly so. He uses his textbook for the class which is just as confusing as he is because he teaches verbatim out of it. Hardest class I've taken at RPI by far. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Tessier is a great professor and a great guy. His classes are difficult, so take his lectures seriously. He is very willing to help students if they seek it out. Awesome facial hair. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Lectures are pretty useless. A thick accent and horrible English skills make Bubba impossible to understand, and if you were like me and not blessed with an amazing TA you will fail this class if you can't read the text without sleeping Just be hopeful that your TA is good. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I enjoyed his class. Homework was relevant to the tests and wasn't too much to handle. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 5/5
    A little awkward, and boring lectures, but not too hard to do well on the exams. If you go to lecture and pay attention, you will learn Diff Eq. Otherwise you will not do well. Felt like I had actually learned by the end of the class, which is very rare among other professors for this course. He's kinda awkward but super nice and his tests have a lot of extra credit. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I found Kramer's lectures to be SO BORING. Could not stay awake in class. He is so smart, but he sometimes goes on and on about things that we don't need to know, and he admits that we don't need to know that! I did not do well on his test and that's what your final grade is based on. He's smart, but I wasn't convinced he should be teaching a class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Casey is one of, if not THE, nicest professors at RPI. He cares a lot about his students and tries to talk to us about things we're involved in. He's not necessarily an easy grader but he does give really great feedback and he's flexible with deadlines (to a point). Casey is a funny and engaging lecturer. A+ teaching. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I had professor Taylor for thermals and fluids. he is a good teacher. his tests are kind of difficult because he doesnt let you use crib sheets but he makes them pretty straightforward. As long as you study the lectures you should be ok. He seems to care about the students and is a nice person. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I took differential equations with Lvov last semester. As many have said, he's very Russian. He has a slight accent, but he's easy to understand. He tells a lot of dumb jokes and gives a lot of extra credit. I didn't have any mandatory homework in the class I took. Attendance was mostly optional, but for a few days he tried to take attendance. His homework answers online are wrong but other than that I can't complain. He's really funny and very Russian but not hard to understand. If you do the online homework and go to lecture the exams are really easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I asked for help once on a project and he was extremely rude. I knew that there was a simple answer but no one in my group could figure out what what he was asking so when I asked for clarification he scoffed at me and treated me as if I had no right to ask him a question. He knows the subject matter but he does a very poor job of teaching it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    This was his first time teaching the course and he seemed out of touch with the class. He used another teacher's powerpoints and tended to simply click through them during lecture rather than explain and do problems out himself. Much better if you ask him questions directly. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Had him for diff eq. Spends too much time on theory and not enough doing examples. Homework with problems out of left field that he didn't go over at all in lecture. Textbook not very helpful. Also throws in test questions that you were given no related problems on homework. Not recommended. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The man the myth the legend.... We are talking about the wonderful man named Omar. He brightens my 8ams with his use of dank memes. He definitely teaches the material well and tries his best to answer all questions. I love this man. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Jenkinson was a solid teacher for differential equations. Lectures were pretty boring but he actually works out a lot of example problems which is useful. Weekly quizzes are pretty easy. Tests you may need to study for but he offers you a crib sheet. Likable guy and easy to approach because he is young. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Jenkinson is so easy. Just show up, take notes, do the homework, and you'll get an easy A in this course. Also, he's really hot. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He was awesome, super great teacher and passionate about what he was teaching. The man is an inspiration to his students. Tests are fair, and you must keep up with assignments as they come in order to succeed. Expectations are clear: show up, participate and do the work. Keep doing you professor Pindaro. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Mike is my favorite professor ever! He cares about all his students and would do anything for them! He's so passionate and loves what he does. You're so lucky if you get the chance to take his class. OOO ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The professor taught Intro to Differential Equations again and last time is 2006 (10 years ago). He gives solid lectures and really cares about the material! Hes an energetic guy so be ready for that but overall awesome teacher! go to recitation for sure. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Extremely rude and dismissive when I came in to ask questions. Questioned if I even care about my grades, even when I came in to ask clarifying questions. Is overall a difficult human being to communicate with on a one to one level. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Really good class. The greatest part is his lecture, because it is extremely clear with almost all the words he has said written down on the projector. The exams are easy and number of questions is very small (110 min for only around five problems). Class is fast-paced. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Decent professor for DiffEq. Lectures are straightforward and well-explained as long as you pay attention. Homework (from the book) is not mandatory, but since the quiz questions are taken from the homework it is a good idea to do it. My only complaint is that it can be difficult to know when to do which homeworks. You can tell that he truly enjoys his field when he's teaching. Although some of the things he teachers aren't relevant to the test, it gives depth to your learning which helps to remember what he teaches for longer periods of time. He is very fair, and cares about his students. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He is an amazing person and a great professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's actually a really good professor, he answers any questions in class and explains things well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good teacher, class is pretty entertaining plus he is a very young teacher. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    You will want to show up to this class every day. Such a great clarity in lectures and a genuine industry expert with decades of experience of what he teaches in class. I would recommend this Professor's classes for all future MGMT students who needs to take a course on Data Management. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Good guy, not a good teacher. He basically teaches out of his textbook which is mediocre at best. I would normally be fine with reading but there are mistakes and examples lack clear explanations. While Plawsky does seem interested in teaching, the way he teaches the material makes things harder than they should be. Consider using Learn ChemE. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Class is easy. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    25% homework, 25% test 1, 25% test 2, 25% final. He puts up the lectures online so you can refer back to them later, and he goes over a bunch of example and homework problems in class which is helpful. Not a hard class, just pay attention in class and take notes. Tells you exactly what will be on the tests. Homework is absolutely mandatory but he goes over almost all the assigned Q's in class as examples. Really nice guy. Lectures are boring but it's honestly the subject matter rather than the professor's fault. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Easiest class I took my first semester here. He's a really good guy, and he teaches the material and tests on the material as difficult as anyone I've heard of, but class averages are generally low. He has huge curves at the end though, so you'll probably get the grade you want even if you are expecting the worst. Lectures are fairly unorganized and often contain mistakes. Suggested homework is nicely organized. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    The smartest and best professor ever. He draws awesome pictures, and he makes really subtile jokes that are SO FUNNY if you can puck on them. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Had Plawsky for Transport Phenomena 1. Breezes over the material expecting everyone to know it already. Homework and exams were hard, sometimes unfairly so. He uses his textbook for the class which is just as confusing as he is because he teaches verbatim out of it. Hardest class I've taken at RPI by far. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Tessier is a great professor and a great guy. His classes are difficult, so take his lectures seriously. He is very willing to help students if they seek it out. Awesome facial hair. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Lectures are pretty useless. A thick accent and horrible English skills make Bubba impossible to understand, and if you were like me and not blessed with an amazing TA you will fail this class if you can't read the text without sleeping Just be hopeful that your TA is good. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I enjoyed his class. Homework was relevant to the tests and wasn't too much to handle. ...Continue reading


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